Terra Madre Americas showcases  food communities from the whole continent and registers a great success in Sacramento, California

22 Mai 2024 | English

 The first edition of Terra Madre Americas, organized by Slow Food and Visit Sacramento from May 17 to 19, concluded with a decidedly positive outcome. Thousands of visitors attended, participating in workshops and showing great interest in the delegates, their products, and the biodiversity characterizing Latin American countries.

“The presence of a small but significant number of delegates from Latin America marked three days of debates and tastings, capturing the interest of the public and media. The attention and turnout at the workshops demonstrated the strong desire among the people of Sacramento to learn about Slow Food’s message and engage in the broader discourse on good, clean, and fair food production. The success of the event would not have been possible without the involvement and enthusiasm of Sacramento’s vibrant food community, including political representatives, restaurateurs, chefs, and companies. Their support ensured that Sacramento established itself as the ideal location to host an event focused on the American continent. It was an excellent opportunity to preview what future editions of the event will be like,” commented Paolo Di Croce, General Director of Slow Food.

“This first year has been a great programming success, and we are excited to continue building a long-term partnership between Slow Food and Sacramento,” added Mike Testa, CEO & President of Visit Sacramento. “We look forward to growing this event with our friends at Slow Food for many years to come.”

“This first edition of Terra Madre Americas has laid the groundwork for a convergence that will continue to celebrate the richness of food traditions and biodiversity in North and South America. The enthusiasm I witnessed as we were welcomed by the tightly-knit food and farming community of Sacramento has convinced me that Terra Madre Americas will gather food organizations and people, regardless of borders, to address climate change and position our Slow Food movement as part of the solution,” continued Bilal Sarwari, Interim Executive Director of Slow Food USA, who held the assembly of national members and leaders at the event.

The main topics at the heart of the event were coffee, wine, and staple foods from Latin American countries, showcasing their rich biodiversity and culture. This international event explored the interconnectedness of food with various aspects of our lives and environment, including the climate crisis, social justice, and education within the food and beverage system, through the lens of specific topics.


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